After seeing Jordyn's post on ::darkness:: I felt compelled to write my own post as well. Because I believe like Martin Luther King Jr. that "our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This past week, our newsfeeds have been saturated with grotesquely racist crimes, lives ended too soon and… Continue reading Spread Love, Not Hate
A poem I wrote with a bit of double meaning. Let me know what you think of it.
It's a fast-paced world we live in. So many products market time-saving, fastest delivery, on and on. People use the phrase, "stop and smell the roses" but find it hard to actually live it. That phrase inspired this poem. I wanted to modernize the sentiment. Coffee seemed like a good place to start. You either… Continue reading Decaffeinate
I've never been the world's most decisive person. I prefer to let my feelings develop, cultivate and flourish over time. Which is why I knew I wouldn't be the type to fall in love. Instead, I preferred taking my time descending the spiral staircase while smelling the roses, thank you very much. My relationship is a stark comparison… Continue reading Safe Love
Poetry isn't one thing that serves one purpose. It's a way of making patterns that put emotions into words. -Stephen Burt I recently saw this quote on Twitter and couldn't help but share it. In his Ted Talk, poetry critic Stephen Burt talks about how poetry helps us look beyond death to remember and celebrate people,… Continue reading Why People Need Poetry
When I write poetry, I always try to create something beautiful or reveal a truth. It's far too easy to find poetry proclaiming sorrows when the world already has plenty of sadness. While melancholy words have their time and place, I'd rather write something that speaks to the spirit within us all that craves beauty, rhythm, magic. Writing… Continue reading A poet’s duty